Description of Research Area

A02: Space-time | Proposed Research Projects (2016-2017)

Exploring Anomalous Diffusion Phenomena in Non-Equilibrium Systems


SAKAUE, Takahiro

Department of Physics, Kyushu University

Research Subject

Anomalous diffusion process is rather ubiquitous in complex systems. Examples include colloid diffusion in viscoelastic medium, motion of genetic loci on chromosome, which can be observed by current single molecule observation techniques. Here the notion of “negative” long range correlation is important, which builds up in systems made of many connected elements. In the present study, we focus on the anomalous diffusion phenomena in systems out-of-equilibrium. This would be particularly interesting for the motion of genetic loci, which is driven by athermal noise in living cells.

Research Partner

Department of Physics, Kyushu University
HAYASE, Yumino
Department of Mathematical and Life Sciences,
Hiroshima University
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) on Innovative Areas, MEXT, Japan
Synergy of Fluctuation and Structure : Quest for Universal Laws in Non-Equilibrium Systems